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Union Minister inaugurates research facility at IIT-M

Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar today said that in the next five years, centres of gravity in the technology space will be rebuilt around newer geopolitics and newer talent pools for which India is strongly positioned.

“We are living in extremely interesting times for technology space and in the next five years, centres of gravity will be rebuilt around newer geopolitics and newer talent pools for which New India is strongly positioned,” Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, while delivering the presidential address virtually at the inauguration of Pratap Subrahmanyam Centre for Digital Intelligence, Security Hardware and Architecture Centre (PS CDISHA) at IIT, Madras.

The Centre has been created through contribution of one of IIT-M alumni from the class of 1985, Shri Pratap Subrahmanyam. As part of the Computer Science Engineering Department, it will work in the areas of Computer Architecture, Security, Machine Learning and VLSI Design.

In his address, the Minister said the three trends that are shaping the future of the world economy are acceleration of digitalisation of the world at a blistering pace, the need increasingly for countries and enterprises to have a network or coalition of trusted sources of technology, safe and trusted partners in technology solution, devices and products and thirdly having more and more digital talent that is in demand all around the world.

“India sits at the intersection at these three trends. Our technologically empowered young Indians are going to shape the future of tech design and build and create new products, new devices and new solutions that will have global markets and global solutions” Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar added.

Highlighting the initiatives taken by the Government under the Semicon India Programme and Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program, the Minister said, “Our focus is on creating manufacturing capacity, packaging and verification capacity and capabilities, design research and skills. We have unprecedented opportunities to capitalise and achieve our trillion-dollar digital goal set by our Prime Minister.”

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar also praised the efforts of IIT, Madras Director Prof V Kamakoti, who is the chief architect of Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor programme (DIR-V), for giving impetus to start-ups working in RISC-V area and providing them global visibility.

The aim of DIR-V is to make India not only a RISC-V Talent Hub for the world but also be the supplier of RISC-V SoC (System on Chips) for Servers, Mobile devices, Automotive, IoT & Microcontrollers across the globe.

Apart from Prof V Kamakoti, faculty members of IIT, Madras and researchers of were also present on the occasion.

CT Bureau

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